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        Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1918 - A thrilling narrative, the fifth in the series, featuring a complex intrigue with a colorful cast of characters, including Korak, the son of Tarzan and Jane; Albert Werper, a disgraced and unscrupulous Belgian officer; and La, the beautiful and wanton high priestess of the Flaming God of Opar. Tarzan's on-again, off-again relationship with La (whom he first met in The Return of Tarzan, 1913 and would encounter again in two other titles) is extensively explored in spicy fan fiction. A bright, near fine copy in a very attractive original dustwrapper that has seen some light restoration. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Das Trottelbuch.

      Berlin - Wilmersdorf Verlag der Wochenschrift Die Aktion (Franz Pfemfert) (eigentlich Leipzig Gerstenberg 1912) 1918 - 122 S. Orig.-Leinen mit farbiger Einbandzeichnung von Franz Henseler. Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Franz Jung mit einem neuen Titelblatt des Verlags Die Aktion.- Raabe/Hannich-Bode 145.1.- Einband etwas angestaubt und gering fleckig, Name auf Titel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed „ES".

      [Paris], 29. V. 1918. - Small-8vo. 1/2 p. To his friend the writer René Chalupt (1885-1957): „C’est entendu: Lundi. 18 heures (ancien 6.h.). Bien à vous".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Les enchanteurs. Médée, Merlin, Bulbul, les Rois Mages. Suivis des ‚Heures de guerre‘". Eigenh. Manuskript.

      Ohne Ort, 1918. - Eigenhändiges, stellenweise redigiertes Manuskript in sauberer, gut lesbarer Handschrift. - Fort zählt neben Paul Verlaine und Stéphane Mallarmé zu den bedeutendsten französischen Dichtern des Symbolismus. „In deren Nachfolge wurde er 1912 zum ‚Prince des poètes‘ ernannt" (Wikipedia). Forts Gedichte wurden u.a. von Arthur Honegger (1916), Jean Absil (1935), Henri Dutilleux (1938) und später Georges Brassens vertont. - Das vorliegende Manuskript war wohl ein Geschenk des Dichters an den Dramatiker, Übersetzer und Kritiker Léon Guillot de Saix (1885-1964). Das erste Blatt mit einer montierten Dedikation von Forts Hand „Guillot de Saix. Poète et Dramaturge. Auteur de ‚Marius Manfouty‘". Es folgt eine ganzseitige handschriftliche Doppel-Briefkarte von Guillot de Saix an Paul Fort. Auf dem nächsten Blatt ein 10-zeiliger handschriftl. Brief des Dramatikers André de Lorde (1871-1942), weiter ein Verlagsprospekt mit der Einladung zur Subskription und schließlich der handschriftliche Vortitel von Fort. - Beiliegend: Fort, Paul. Les enchanteurs. Médée, Merlin, Bulbul, les Rois Mages. (= Ballades francaises). Paris, Mercure de France, 1919. 8°. 285 S., HPgmt. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild, Kopfgoldschnitt, marmor. Deckelbezügen sowie dem eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag. - Erstausgabe. - Eines von 123 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf „papier de Hollande". - Mit einer eigenh. Widmung für den großen Bibliophilen und „Censeur de la Banque de France" Charles Freund-Deschamps. - Schuber beschabt, etw. bestoßen u. an den Kanten tlw. etw. eingerissen. Innendeckel mit dem Exlibris des Vicomte Clair. Einband u. Rückenschild der gedruckten Ausgabe etw. berieben. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Fol. (35,5 x 26 cm). 1 weißes Bl., 5 Bll., 250 auf Bütten montierte Seiten (125 gespaltene Blatt), 1 weißes Bl., Grüner Maroquin-Bd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückentitel sowie Steh- u. Innenkantenverg. in Pp.-Schuber d. Zt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Das Weimarer Liederbuch. - Erster wortgetreuer Nachdruck sämtlicher Volkslieder-Einzeldrucke des unter dem Namen des Weimarer Liederbuches bekannten Mischbandes von 1540 (Landes-Bibliothek Weimar).

      München, Knorr & Hirth für Hans Weber, - 1920. - Als 28. und 29. Hundertdruck herausgegeben. 1918 - 20 x 15 cm. Roter Originalganzlederband auf 4 Bünde gezogen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und -schmuck sowie Deckelfileten und Kopfgoldschnitt. Der Rücken ist minimal gehellt. Im marmorierten O-Schuber mit Leinwandeinfassung, kaum bestoßen. Buntpapiervorsätze. 404 (3) Seiten. Sauberer, nahezu tadelloser Erhaltungszustand. Erste Veröffentlichung sämtlicher Volkslieder 'des unter dem Namen des Weimarer Liederbuches bekannten, etwa aus dem Jahre 1540 stammenden Mischbandes der Landesbibliothek Weimar'. Gedruckt bei Knorr & Hirth in der Maximilian-Fraktur von Rudolf Koch. Handschriftlich numeriertes Exemplar LXV von nur 100! -- Einband der Buchbinderei Paul Seher in Eisenach (Thür), mit deren kleinem Etikett im hinteren Vorsatz. Vitri6

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Herr von Pepinster und sein Popanz.

      Mchn, Georg Müller, 1918 - Vorzugsausgabe, war bereits 1915 erschienen. Eins von 125 num. Exemplaren in Halbleder (gesamt 200 num. Exemplare). Im Impressum von Kubin und Schmitz signiert! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 25,5/20,5 cm. 8,270,6 S. OHalbleder mit Lederecken und reicher Rückenvergoldung sowie rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen. Kopfgoldschnitt. Deckel mit Buntpapierbezug. Leder an den Rückengelenken und den Ecken gering berieben. Vorsatz wie immer leimschattig und vorderer Innedeckel mit leichten Klebespuren eines entfernten Exlibris. Geschichten vom Doppelleben. Mit 14 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Joan & Peter.

      London, Cassell & Co.,, 1918. The Story of an Education. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to front board in blind and to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Some toning to contents typical to Cassell books from the later war years, but an exceptionally nice copy in the lightly rubbed, frayed and mildly chipped dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A major association copy with the author's signed presentation inscription to the half-title, "To Thomas Hardy in homage from H. G. Wells", and with Hardy's Max Gate book plate to the front pastedown. Hardy and Wells were of course literary titans of their era and although perhaps would seem somewhat strange bedfellows Wells held the elder man in great regard. This particular work met with a rather mixed critical reception but Hardy was especially generous about it. David C. Smith reports in H. G. Wells: Desperately Mortal: A Biography (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1986) that Hardy "praised the book and read it aloud to his wife in the evening", presumably from this, the copy given to him by the author.

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        F?hrer durch das Aquarium ("Kriegs-F?hrer", Besucher vor Becken)

      ca. 1918, Berlin - 10,5 x 16,5 cm 40 Seiten 70 gr. Einband geknickt und abgeschabt, Vorbesitzervermerk [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schueling Buchkurier]
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        [Manuscript Journal]: Carter, recently graduated from Yale, awaits his posting to the Embassy in Rome, and records his activities and adventures in Washington, D.C. in the Summer of 1918

      Folio journal. Half red leather gilt and cloth. 200pp. Carter's ownership name, edgewear on the boards, else near fine. Of the 200 blank lined pages, Carter has used 79 pages written in a clear and legible hand, comprising approximately 28,000 words, consisting of almost daily or every other day entries between June 24 and September 17, 1918, plus three additional entries to finish out the calendar year.John Franklin Carter (1897--1967) was born in Fall River, Massachusetts into a large family. He attended Yale University and went into the diplomatic service. His later career included work as a correspondent for The New York Times and London Daily Chronicle. He also wrote a syndicated column called "We, The People," under his pseudonym "Jay Franklin" and worked in both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. He was the author of several books of history, and wrote mysteries under the pen name "Diplomat."Carter inscribes his name and two addresses in the front of the journal: "Williamstown, Massachusetts and the American Embassy in Rome." Carter uses the bulk of the journal (54 pp.) to describe his summer in Washington DC, following his graduation from Yale. He keeps frequent company with some of his fellow classmates, including Thornton Wilder, Stephen Vincent Benet, and William Rose Benet. The journal is liberally interspersed with original poetry by Carter.Beginning in June, while working as a cipher clerk at the State Department in Washington, he commences the journal: "I intend... to keep a species of record of myself. It is in no way a diary, a bald emasculated time table of doings and journeyings, nor is it one of those awfully intimate soul-revelations, generally revealing nothing but dalliance with the lewd and half-hearted lusts. This book will, I hope, be a record of me and of my thoughts. Therefore whatever account I may give of my life will be in reality an invertebrate symposium of loose -- probably in both senses -- thoughts and whimsicalities... ."21 years old, and just finished with college, he is cursed with the nearsightedness which prevents him from joining the military with his friends. Instead, he awaits permission from the draft board to sail to his embassy post in Rome for the duration of the war, but is caught in red tape. "I am a young man, alone in a large city, on an ample salary, with two gay comrades, Bill Taylor & Thornton Wilder, and appetites. I like liquor in its more intellectual [basis?] and tobacco." He spends the summer arguing with the draft board, retaking his draft physical, and carousing with his friends who include not only Wilder and Taylor, but Stephen and William Benet. They go to the theater, or spend the evenings drinking and philosophizing. One particular evening Carter records: "Thornton, who knows everything about everything, was much shocked at our discussing mysticism... He withdrew and hummed indifferently until the topic changed."Carter also includes many of his attempts at writing poetry, some of which he shows to Wilder who does not think much of it. The crew bumps into Monty Woolley at the Shoreham, who had become a lieutenant in Army Intelligence (Woolley, later a well-known actor, was also a Yale graduate). Finally, in late July, he gets permission to obtain his passport. He attends a swimming party at William C. Bullitt's (another Yale graduate and later Ambassador to Russia) in McLean, Virginia. Carter comments: "Mrs. Bullitt is a bit hard, affected, head-turned, and insincere. I would not trust Bill Bullitt around the corner with a nickel but they are nice hosts."By early August, as he is preparing to depart for Rome, and parting with his friend Steve [Benet], they compose a "Last Song of Dear Old Yale" [which is transcribed in the journal]. Carter's ocean voyage to his new post, aboard the S.S. Rochambeau is recorded by him in the form of a letter to his mother, copied into the journal. He describes sighting submarines and whales, comments on fellow passengers, says the troops on board that he initially thought were Czecho-Slovak are actually Poles. "There is a funny crowd aboard her. A considerable number of soldiers and officers, oodles of YMCA & K of C men, lots of YMCA girls, all over draft age, & Red Cross nurses galore. Spaniards, South Americans, French & Italians. Plenty of Americans, all traveling on government business."With a bit of self-importance he tells his mother she can make his letters from "overseas service" available to the Yale Lit for publication since "the poor old magazine will be pretty hard up for material this next year." The S.S. Rochambeau arrived in Bordeaux on August 19, and by September 5, Carter was settled into his post in Rome: "Well, this begins my diary again and hereafter I hope to make my entries oh very faithfully..." He does record his early observations of the city for a short time, but on November 11 armistice is declared. The final entry in mid-December says he has been working on a memorandum on the Balkans for the Ambassador who is on his way to Paris to persuade President Wilson to return with him for a visit to Italy: "We of the Embassy alone know how much depends on this expedition. If Wilson does not come to Italy -- it will be an outrage to national pride, international courtesy, and elemental justice..." as Italy was as instrumental in winning the war as France. The young and restless Carter has begun to take life a bit more seriously. His last note in the journal says: "I am becoming very serious, my mustache is assuming proportions -- I shall be ruined for all purposes of ordinary social intercourse very shortly."During FDR's administration, Carter and Roosevelt became good friends and allies, and Carter expressed his concern for the need of a better intelligence gathering system within the White House. According to Joseph E. Persico, the author of Roosevelt's Secret War (2001): "Carter made his pitch to the President for the informal White House intelligence ring and found FDR receptive... The man (Carter) seemed to know everybody - officials, diplomats, the entire press corps domestic and foreign, and corporate executives all over the globe. He also had access to the National Broadcasting Company's worldwide shortwave network. And FDR grasped that Carter's profession offered the perfect cover for delivering intelligence, a Washington journalist coming to the White House occasionally to interview the President." Carter had become a "very serious" man indeed.An engaging and insightful journal from a thoughtful young man whose friends and acquaintances spanned both the literary and political world. .

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        The Education of Henry Adams: an Autobigraphy

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1918. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No jacket. "Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from the Civil War to World War I. Though a man of the modern world... [Adams'] ... political ideals [were] shaped by his presidential ancestors, great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams. 'The Education of Henry Adams' is both a brilliant memoir and a profound meditation on the extraordinary developments in science, politics, religion, and society that so transformed the world as he knew it." [Pub. Info] Britannica refers to it as one of the most important autobiographies in Western literature. Pulitzer Prize (awarded postumously). Book plate (Owner one of Denver's foremost businessmen 1900-1950.) Excellent pages; boards; hinges; cover. Very slight scuffing to front and back covers; very small hole in surface of cloth on front cover, lower left of the embossed publisher's mark. No chipping or tears to the spine. An earlier (1906), privately printed draft of 100 copies was circulated among Adams' friends for comment but the Houghton Mifflin 1918 is the true first. 35 chapters; 519 pages with index. Very scarce, collectable. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING.

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        20 Farbige Steinzeichnungen aus dem Feld von Eugen Osswald. Zu Gansten der Wittwen und Waisen Kasse des Bayer. Landw. Inf. Regt. Nr.1

      Bayer: Wehrmann, 1918. First edition. Signed by Author.. Pictorial Boards. Very good +. Portfolio. (45 x 35cm). Introduction and title list. 15 only (of 20) coloured lithographs. Titles and artist's name in pencil to margins. 14 plates with drawing-pin holes or nicks to each corner margin. One plate (Heu Ernte bei den Stellungen) has margin cut down (and no pin holes), but retains title and artist's name in pencil. This plate also has light fold crease across centre. Plates loosely inserted in portfolio, cover illustrated in b/w, with original ties. Portfolio with grey and white illustrated pastedowns and fold-overs. Portfolio paper backstrip professionally repaired with cloth (saving inner decorated paper). Fold-over hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lithographs bright and clean. Beautiful impressions of soldiering, farming, nursing, cameraderie in the front line during the first world war. Please feel free to ask for digital images of plates. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE ORIGINAL - PREMIÈRE GUERRE MONDIALE - 1914-1918 - 1360 PAGES ENVIRON - MANUSCRIT INCOMPLET.

      Manuscrit Original Non Édité. Vers 1914 - 1918 - Ensemble incomplet entièrement dérelié d'un manuscrit sur la Guerre 1914-1918 comprenant de nombreux détails (une journée peut s'étaler sur plus d'une dizaine de pages), *** chaque jour commençant par la météo, puis de nombreux extraits de communiqués de toutes les régions en guerre et même de pays étrangers comme la Roumanie et l'Autriche, la Russie et le Japon, ainsi que les Dardanelles, *** on y parle aussi bien de la guerre dans les airs (et même de Zeppelin) que sur mers, *** on peut trouver des noms de soldats aussi bien français qu'étrangers, ainsi que d'hommes politiques. ***** Ensemble en état correct (quelques décolorations sur quelques feuillets), *** format : 20x15 centimètres environ, *** écriture très fine et lisible : 25 à 35 lignes par page. ***** Exemplaire unique incomplet à retrier, vu que certaines fois, nous n'avons pas trouvé l'année et que les pages ne sont pas numérotées. ***** 1360 pages manuscrites environ. ********** DÉTAIL DES DATES DU MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE ORIGINAL - PREMIÈRE GUERRE MONDIALE - 1914-1918 !!! *** I. Du 1er Novembre 1914 au 5 Décembre 1914. *** II. Du 21 Décembre 1914 au 10 Janvier 1915. *** III. Du 14 Janvier 1915 au 13 Février 1915. *** IV. Du 17 Mai 1915 au 13 Juin 1915. *** V. Du 18 Juillet au 30 Septembre (Année inconnue). *** VI. Du 1er Octobre au 9 Décembre (Année inconnue). *** VII. Du 18 Août au 30 Août (Année inconnue). ***** Poids de l'ensemble : 2710 grammes. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Untergang des Abendlandes. Umrisse einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte. 3 Bände.

      Wien Braumüller ; München Beck 1922-1923 1918 - Erste Ausgaben. Gr.-8vo. XVI, 639 S., (1) S.; VII, 635 S., (6) Bl. Verlagsanzeigen; 34 S. Original-Halbleinen.First editions. Original publisher?s quarter cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exiles. A Play in Three Acts

      London: Grant Richards Ltd. 1918. 158 pp. Dark green cloth spine over green paper-covered boards. Printed paper title labels to front board and spine. Slight wear to spine ends and corners. Now protected in a clear acetate jacket. No ownership marks. Joyce's only play. A far better than average copy. . Near Fine. Cloth Spine. First Edition. 1918. 8vo..

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        Geist der Utopie. EA.

      München und Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1918. - 445 S. Gr.8°, Pergamentband des 18. Jahrhunderts (!!!) mit handschriftl. Rückentitel "Bloch Geist der Utopie". In einen italienischen Pergamentband der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts eingehängtes Exemplar (auch die alten Vorsätze wurden verwendet) - möglicherweise von Ernst Bloch so verschenkt. Einband etwas fleckig und berieben; leicht bestoßen; vorderes Rückengelenk am unteren Kapital ca. 8 cm angeplatzt; kleiner Einriss am oberen Kapital; kleine Pergamentfehlstelle an der Kopfkante des Vorderdeckels; die alten Vorsätze stockfleckig und etwas fleckig; fl. Vordervorsatz mit winzigem Loch, hinterer fl. Vorsatz mit kleinem Loch und kleinem Einriss am Bund; alter Besitzvermerk (Bologna 1749) auf dem vorderen Innendeckel und kurzer Eintrag auf dem Vordervorsatz; Schmutztitel leicht angestaubt; Schmutztitel, letzte Seite und wenige weitere Seiten etwas stockfleckig; erste Blätter mit schwacher Knickspur in der unteren Ecke und hier auch 2 Blätter mit winzigem Eckabriss; manchmal gering fingerfleckig; häufiger Anstreichungen und Marginalien in Bleistift (vereinzelt auch Buntstiftanstreichungen); unbeschnitten - dadurch breitrandig. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung und Unterschrift von Ernst Bloch, dat. Heidelberg 17. 7. 1920, auf dem Schmutztitel: "Herr und Frau Lange mit den schönsten Wünschen zur Hochzeit. H beg 17. Juli 20. Ernst Bloch.". Widmungsempfänger sind der Berliner Schriftsteller, Literaturkritiker und Lektor Hans (Johann) Friedrich Lange (1891-1972) und seine Frau. Lange, der mit Ernst Bloch und Walter Benjamin befreundet war, nannte sich meist J. M. (Johann Melchior) oder I. M. Lange - die Anstreichungen und Marginalien dürften von seiner Hand sein (auf der letzten Seite mit dem handschriftl Datum "25. X. 20" - Datum der Beendigung der Lektüre). DE

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        [Manuscript Journal]: Carter, recently graduated from Yale, awaits his posting to the Embassy in Rome, and records his activities and adventures in Washington, D.C. in the Summer of 1918

      Folio journal. Half red leather gilt and cloth. 200pp. Carter's ownership name, edgewear on the boards, else near fine. Of the 200 blank lined pages, Carter has used 79 pages written in a clear and legible hand, comprising approximately 28,000 words, consisting of almost daily or every other day entries between June 24 and September 17, 1918, plus three additional entries to finish out the calendar year.John Franklin Carter (1897--1967) was born in Fall River, Massachusetts into a large family. He attended Yale University and went into the diplomatic service. His later career included work as a correspondent for The New York Times and London Daily Chronicle. He also wrote a syndicated column called "We, The People," under his pseudonym "Jay Franklin" and worked in both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. He was the author of several books of history, and wrote mysteries under the pen name "Diplomat."Carter inscribes his name and two addresses in the front of the journal: "Williamstown, Massachusetts and the American Embassy in Rome." Carter uses the bulk of the journal (54 pp.) to describe his summer in Washington DC, following his graduation from Yale. He keeps frequent company with some of his fellow classmates, including Thornton Wilder, Stephen Vincent Benet, and William Rose Benet. The journal is liberally interspersed with original poetry by Carter.Beginning in June, while working as a cipher clerk at the State Department in Washington, he commences the journal: "I intend... to keep a species of record of myself. It is in no way a diary, a bald emasculated time table of doings and journeyings, nor is it one of those awfully intimate soul-revelations, generally revealing nothing but dalliance with the lewd and half-hearted lusts. This book will, I hope, be a record of me and of my thoughts. Therefore whatever account I may give of my life will be in reality an invertebrate symposium of loose -- probably in both senses -- thoughts and whimsicalities... ."21 years old, and just finished with college, he is cursed with the nearsightedness which prevents him from joining the military with his friends. Instead, he awaits permission from the draft board to sail to his embassy post in Rome for the duration of the war, but is caught in red tape. "I am a young man, alone in a large city, on an ample salary, with two gay comrades, Bill Taylor & Thornton Wilder, and appetites. I like liquor in its more intellectual [basis?] and tobacco." He spends the summer arguing with the draft board, retaking his draft physical, and carousing with his friends who include not only Wilder and Taylor, but Stephen and William Benet. They go to the theater, or spend the evenings drinking and philosophizing. One particular evening Carter records: "Thornton, who knows everything about everything, was much shocked at our discussing mysticism... He withdrew and hummed indifferently until the topic changed."Carter also includes many of his attempts at writing poetry, some of which he shows to Wilder who does not think much of it. The crew bumps into Monty Woolley at the Shoreham, who had become a lieutenant in Army Intelligence (Woolley, later a well-known actor, was also a Yale graduate). Finally, in late July, he gets permission to obtain his passport. He attends a swimming party at William C. Bullitt's (another Yale graduate and later Ambassador to Russia) in McLean, Virginia. Carter comments: "Mrs. Bullitt is a bit hard, affected, head-turned, and insincere. I would not trust Bill Bullitt around the corner with a nickel but they are nice hosts."By early August, as he is preparing to depart for Rome, and parting with his friend Steve [Benet], they compose a "Last Song of Dear Old Yale" [which is transcribed in the journal]. Carter's ocean voyage to his new post, aboard the S.S. Rochambeau is recorded by him in the form of a letter to his mother, copied into the journal. He describes sighting submarines and whales, comments on fellow passengers, says the troops on board that he initially thought were Czecho-Slovak are actually Poles. "There is a funny crowd aboard her. A considerable number of soldiers and officers, oodles of YMCA & K of C men, lots of YMCA girls, all over draft age, & Red Cross nurses galore. Spaniards, South Americans, French & Italians. Plenty of Americans, all traveling on government business."With a bit of self-importance he tells his mother she can make his letters from "overseas service" available to the Yale Lit for publication since "the poor old magazine will be pretty hard up for material this next year." The S.S. Rochambeau arrived in Bordeaux on August 19, and by September 5, Carter was settled into his post in Rome: "Well, this begins my diary again and hereafter I hope to make my entries oh very faithfully..." He does record his early observations of the city for a short time, but on November 11 armistice is declared. The final entry in mid-December says he has been working on a memorandum on the Balkans for the Ambassador who is on his way to Paris to persuade President Wilson to return with him for a visit to Italy: "We of the Embassy alone know how much depends on this expedition. If Wilson does not come to Italy -- it will be an outrage to national pride, international courtesy, and elemental justice..." as Italy was as instrumental in winning the war as France. The young and restless Carter has begun to take life a bit more seriously. His last note in the journal says: "I am becoming very serious, my mustache is assuming proportions -- I shall be ruined for all purposes of ordinary social intercourse very shortly."During FDR's administration, Carter and Roosevelt became good friends and allies, and Carter expressed his concern for the need of a better intelligence gathering system within the White House. According to Joseph E. Persico, the author of Roosevelt's Secret War (2001): "Carter made his pitch to the President for the informal White House intelligence ring and found FDR receptive... The man (Carter) seemed to know everybody - officials, diplomats, the entire press corps domestic and foreign, and corporate executives all over the globe. He also had access to the National Broadcasting Company's worldwide shortwave network. And FDR grasped that Carter's profession offered the perfect cover for delivering intelligence, a Washington journalist coming to the White House occasionally to interview the President." Carter had become a "very serious" man indeed.An engaging and insightful journal from a thoughtful young man whose friends and acquaintances spanned both the literary and political world. .

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        Not- und Inflationsgeld. Sammlung von ca. 2400 Gemeinde-Banknoten vorwiegend aus Nieder- und Oberösterreich, weniges aus Tirol und der Steiermark. Etwa 400 Noten aus dem Deutschen Reich.

      , 1919, 1920 1918 - 2°, 150 S. ca 2000 sind mit ablösbarem Papier auf 127 Seiten eingeklebt. 400 beiliegend, HLwd-Sammelmappe, Mapppe etwas fleckig, innen tadellos. Die Noten [Ein Vermögen in Heller und Kronen; Billionen von Mark!] Noten aus: Weisskirchen in der Wachau, Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Lindabrunn, Losedorf, ertl, Blindenmarkt, Biberach, Korneneuburg, Krems, Türnitz, Laxenburg, Wallsee, Stockerau, Wäsendorf, Stein a. d. Donau; Säusenstein, Senftenberg, Vöslau, Neustadt, St. Pölten, Vöslau usw. Gutscheine aus Kriegsgefangenlager Ein wunderbares Panoptikum der damaligen Grafikerkunst. 6000 gr. Schlagworte: Sammeln - NumismatikBuchwesen - Buchdruck, Typo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        YOU SAVED THEM IN 1917. WILL YOU LET THEM STARVE NOW? LOOKÂ….READÂ…ACTÂ…

      

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        Theatre des Enfants

      Industrias graficas Seix I Barral 1918 - This is the French issue of one of the earliest and most luxurious toy theaters produced by the famous Seix I Barral publishers of Barcelona. Complete with the elaborate proscenium and the folding rigging which supported the scenes for the various plays. Preserved in the original box with instructions on the underside of the lid. Box and lid with some wear. A fine example. With: Le Triomphe de la Bonté, La Madre, and El Mercader de Venecia. Barcelona: I.G. Seix & Barral, various dates. Three of the plays produced for use with Theatre des Enfants. The first in French, the latter two in Spanish. Complete with all the characters, scripts and scenery for the production of each of these plays, each contained in the original folding envelope (the two titles in Spanish sometime corrected to accurately reflect the contents by the application of a revised title). Rarely found complete. The set: theater and three plays: $7,500 Industrias graficas Seix I Barral, the major children's theater producers of the early twentieth century, issued their first theater in 1915. The current example was produced in 1918 and is the most elaborate theater produced by the company. The individual plays were sold separately from the theaters. At the time of the production of this theater, there were only three plays available, one of which, Le Triomphe de la Bonté, is included with this set. In the information printed on the underside of the lid to the box of this theater, the publishers announce that more plays are in production. In fact, the company would, over the next 38 years, issue a total of 23 plays, each of which could be shown in any of their theaters. The publishers were known for their beautiful, detailed and elaborate sets. Each play consisted of two booklets containing a list of the characters and the script, the scenery to be used for each act, and a color printed card containing the characters to be cut out and used in the play. These were all contained in a folding envelope which had instructions for how to set up the play printed on the rear flap. The plays were produced in Spanish, French and English, and were celebrated all over Europe.

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        Trapshooting: The patriotic sport ; A book of ready reference, giving a brief history of the sport, it's appliances, records, rules, etc

      Sportsmen's review Pub. Co. B0008B7KEA 1918 Sportsmen's Review Publishing Company. 294 pages, with illustrations and photographs in black & white. Includes a foreword by Will Wildwood. Book size: 16mo, 4" x 6.75". "A book of ready reference, giving a brief history of the sport, its appliances, records, rules, etc." A scarce copy of the original edition of this out-of-print firearms classic. This hardcover copy has light wear at the extremities of the blue boards. The corners are bumped. The text is unmarked and the binding is sturdy. Chapters include: Glass Ball and Gyro Pigeon Shooting, Traps, Balls and Targets, Live Bird Traps, Traps for Throwing Targets, The Interstate Association, Grand American Handicap, Post Season Tournament, State Champions, International Team Matches, Famous Trapshooting Organizations, etc. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. The sale of this item benefits the Manhattan Public Library. . Very Good. 1918-01-01.

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        Edvard Munch.:

      Berlin, Cassirer, 1918. - 4°. 3 nn. Bl., 191 S., mit 1 Originalradierung von Edvard Munch und zahlreichen Abbildungen. Illustriertes Originalhalbleinen, (etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestossen). Erstmals 1917 erschienene Monographie zu Munch. - Schiefler 243. - Mit der Originalradierung "Kopf eines bärtigen Mannes" als Frontispiz. - Stärker gelockert.

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        Klein-Rainers Weltreise.

      München G W Dietrich 1918 - Quer 4°. 16 nn. Bll. Mit 14 Farblithographien von Lily Hildebrandt. Gelber Orig.-Pappband mit farb. Deckelvignette und Schmuckvorsätzen. Dietrichs Münchener Künstler-Bilderbücher, Buch 33. - Ihme III/141. Vollmer II/444. Brüggemann, II/139, 389. Erstausgabe dieses bedeutenden Beispiels für das experimentelle Bilderbuch der Hinterglasmalerin und Hölzelschülerin. Lily Hildebrandt (Fürth 1887 - 1974 Stuttgart) stammte aus der jüd. Familie Uhlmann. Sie war zunächst Schülerin von Ad. Meyer in Berlin. 1913 zog sie nach Stuttgart und war dort Meisterschülerin von Adolf Hölzel. Ihr Stuttgarter Haus wurde nach 1919 zu einem Treffpunkt der Avantgarde. "Die Bilder wirken wie aus Buntpapierstücken zusammengesetzt und erzielen ihre Wirkung durch geometrisierte, farbenfrohe großflächige Formen. Auffallend ist das Bemühen der Illustratorin um geschlossene, durchgearbeitete Bildkompositionen. Sie gliedert die Flächen häufig in zwei oder drei farbig unterschiedliche Grundflächen und verzahnt diese dann durch kleinere, meist figürliche Elemente. So entstehen neben recht plakativen Bildern durchaus spannungsvolle Bilder." (Brüggemann, Bd. 2, S. 139, 389 nach Hoffmann/Thiele 199). Der Protagonist dieses Buches, Rainer Hildebrandt (1914 - 2004), Sohn des Kunsthistorikers Hans Hildebrandt und Lily Hildebrandts, war Freund und Schüler Albrecht Haushofers, Widerstandskämpfer und Gründer bzw. Leiter des Museums "Haus am Checkpoint Charlie". - Mit einer vierzeiligen eigenh. Widmung der Verfasserin (ohne Namenszug) "Meiner lieben Bertha zum Andenken an das Haus Hildebrandt, Weihnachten 1918". Bertha war die Haushälterin im Hause Hildebrandt. - Rücken berieben, Bezug am Fuß abgestoßen. Buchblock lose im Einband. Fast fleckenfreies Exemplar. Gewicht (Gramm): 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Works of Booth Tarkington. Autograph Edition

      Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City 1918 - 14 Volumes complete. (6" x 8.5"): 8vo's. Garden City, New York: 1918-1919. Finely bound in 3/4 crushed green levant morocco. raised bands, gilt titles and decorations, t.e.g. Illustrated with drawings by the author and others; tissue protected frontispiece plates in two states, one in color. Limited one of 565 copies, SIGNED by Tarkington on limitation page of volume one. I. The Gentleman from Indiana. II. The Two Vanrevels. III. The Guest of Quesnay. IV. The Flirt. V. Penrod. VI. Penrod and Sam. VII. In the Arena. VIII. Harlequin and Columbine, and other stories. IX. Monsieur Beaucaire. The Beautiful Lady. His own people, and other stories. nX. The Turmoil. XI. The Conqust of Canaan. XII. Seventeen. XIII. The Magnificent Ambersons. XIV. Ramsey Milholland. Spines lightly toned, some minor rubbing, else a handsomely bound leather set of an American author whose name was once a household word. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        (Three Poems)

      Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1918. Gill, Eric. (8)pp. First edition. Title-page illustration, one tailpiece, and press device from wood engravings by Eric Gill; one tailpiece by Gill's daughter, Joan. Contains three poems by Pepler, beginning with "Transeamus usque Bethlehem." This copy is inscribed by Gill on the bottom of the title page: "Francis & Frances Cornford, from E & E Gill. Xmas 1918." Frances Cornford was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin and cousin to Gwen Raverat, and both she and her botanist husband were part of Gill's social and intellectual circle. Lacks printed slip which is noted by Taylor & Sewell. Very light soiling. A fine copy overall. (Taylor & Sewell A35).

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        Die Eroberung Mexikos.

      - Übersetzt von Mario Spiro. Mit 112 Federlithographien von Max Slevogt. Berlin, Bruno Cassirer 1918. 4°. 221 S. auf Bütten. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Seidenband nach Entwurf von Slevogt mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt. - Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe, erschienen in 250 num. Exemplaren. - Schauer II, 84. - Der empfindliche Seideneinband leicht angestaubt. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        DOCUMENT ***Signed***

      Dayton, Ohio 1918 - Signed "Orville Wright and Charles E. Taylor" in black ink. This check is dated May 18, 1918 and is payable to Chas. Taylor and signed by aviation pioneer Orville Wright. Check has been endorsed on the back by the payee and signed C. E. Taylor. Charles Taylor built the first aircraft engine used by the Wright brothers and was a vital contributor of mechanical skills in the building and maintaining of early Wright engines and airplanes Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1871, Orville Wright and his elder brother, Wilbur Wright, were the inventors of the world's first successful airplane. The brothers successfully conducted the first free, controlled flight of a power-driven airplane on December 17, 1903. They subsequently became successful businessmen, filling contracts for airplanes in both Europe and the United States. Today, the Wright brothers are considered the "fathers of modern aviation." Orville is also known for developing technology for the U.S. Army. He died in Dayton on January 30, 1948. Charles E. Taylor, born May 24, 1868 on a farm in Illinois, was involved in many historical events related to the growth of aviation. He was involved in the first powered flight, was the first airport manager, helped build the first military plane, was involved in the first transcontinental flight, was inducted into the USAF Museum Aviation Hall of Fame as the first airplane mechanic, and the FAA named a lifetime maintenance award after him. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gli elementi irriduttibili dei sistemi giuridici

      Cav. Vincenzo Giannotta 1918-1920, Catania - Intonsi Rara e pregevole opera di etnologia giuridica. 492 579 p. 2 voll in-8

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        Die Huterer. 16. Febr. 1918. Freuet Euch des Lebens aber langsam & anstaendig !

      PRIVAT, 1918 bis Dez. 1929. Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. 2 Bll. + farb. handkolor. Titelblatt (Zeichn.) + 12 S. (6 Orig.-ganzseit.-Bleistiftzeichnungen, sign. v. H. Wirsing) + 396 handgeschr.-Seiten mit 1 Originalzeichnung (Mann im Lederhose) der Biedermeierzeit, 45 Bleistiftzeichn., 20 teils kolor.-Bleistiftzeichn., 7 gekl.-Fotos, 4 Extra-Seiten, 4 Collages u. Notenabb.+ ca 112 (leere) Seiten, im Schweinsleder-Originaleinband (22 x 19 cm) der Barockzeit (auf Holz) mitgebunden , mit Blindpressung u. mit Deckelornam. u. Schliesse (nur z. teil erhalten). Büttenpapier !. Sehr gut erhalten, nur minimale Alters-u. Gebrauchsspuren.* ORIGINAL \"HAUS\"-BUCH vom Architekt JOSEPH von SCHMÄDEL (1847-1923, Kreis um Emanuel von Seidl...) u. Sohn Wolfgang von Schmädel (sein Schwiegervater war der Künstler Ludwig Scheuermann), in zusammenarbeit mit Freundeskreis (\"Huterer\", Hüte im Stil Erzherzog Johann v. Österr., gegründet Febr. 1918), dazu gehören der Maler Heinrich Wirsing (meist. Illustrationen !), Adolf u. Else von Klingel, Gurgerzer, Schwarzling (?), v. Kramer u.a. mit vielen Gedichten u. Eintragungen, zu versch. Einlässe u. Treffen (Geburtstag, Hochzeitstag, Kinder, Feiertage, Kirka, Fasching u.a.), also GÄSTEBUCH u. JOURNAL. Äußerst Selten ! EIN STÜCK MÜNCHEN ! Versand D: 3,00 EUR Städtekunde, Illustrierte Bücher, Buch-u. Verlagswesen, Feste, Graphik, Raritäten, Lyrik, Literatur, Humor, Biedermeier, Stadtteilkunde, Solln, Architektur, Familien, Sammlungen, Geschichte, Kunst, Kunstgeschichte, Biographien, Psychologie, Tagebücher, Schriften, Marionetten, Gastronomie.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1918 - 1918 Original Hardback Wisden. Very Good Condition. 9/10

      1918. Hi, Here we have a very rare 1918 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. This is a fabulous book, the only downside and this is being very picky is a bookplate has been removed from the front left page. You probably wouldn't notice but I have to point it out. The front board is superb, hardly a mark and bright gilt,the spine cloth is excellent with bright gilt, it really is a top book. Super rear board too. Excellent, original hinges, and very clean inside just an ex owners name to the front right pastedown. If being picky there is a slight bobbling to front board cloth and inside a sort of corrigated iron appearance for a couple of pages. A wisden to own and brag about. Average 1918s are appearing on line at 5k , no need to pay that much. Please see the large photographs. More photographs available on request.

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        J'AI TUÉ: PROSE PAR MONSIEUR BLAISE CENDRARS ET 5 DESSINS DE MONSIEUR FERNAND LEGER

      La Belle Edition, Paris 1918 - 44pp, 6 color, 7 duotone and 5 b&w illustrations. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published on November 8th, 1918 to coincide with the Armistice of World War I, "J'ai Tué" - which translates to "I Killed" - is a striking collaborative work that features Blais Cendrars' brief but powerful prose describing his hand-to-hand combat to the death with an enemy soldier paired with five monochrome woodcuts by Fernand Leger. Born Frederic Louis Sauser in Neuchatel, Switzerland, he became a naturalized French citizen, adopted the nom de plume Blaise Cendrars, and lost his right arm on The Western Front in 1916. Returning to Paris, he subsequently achieved great acclaim as a poet, memoirist, and art critic. "J'ai Tué" represents Leger's first Livre D'Artiste, and the only one illustrated in the Cubist style. A bright, well-preserved example with strong colors of the exceedingly uncommon 1918 La Belle Edition first printing (cited on page 299 of Lawrence Saphire's "Fernand Leger: The Complete Graphic Work") from the standard edition of three hundred NUMBERED (118/327) copies on "papier a la forme" at the Paris presses of Francois Bernouard showing a bit of minor wear and handling along with a short closed tear to the foredge of the front cover. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        J'AI TUÉ: PROSE PAR MONSIEUR BLAISE CENDRARS ET 5 DESSINS DE MONSIEUR FERNAND LEGER

      (LEGER, FERNAND). Cendrars, Blaise & Fernand Leger. J'AI TUÉ: PROSE PAR MONSIEUR BLAISE CENDRARS ET 5 DESSINS DE MONSIEUR FERNAND LEGER. Paris: La Belle Edition, 1918. First Edition 1/353. Small 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Livre D'Artiste. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. 44pp, 6 color, 7 duotone and 5 b&w illustrations. Text in French. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published on November 8th, 1918 to coincide with the Armistice of World War I, "J'ai Tué" - which translates to "I Killed" - is a striking collaborative work that features Blais Cendrars' brief but powerful prose describing his hand-to-hand combat to the death with an enemy soldier paired with five monochrome woodcuts by Fernand Leger. Born Frederic Louis Sauser in Neuchatel, Switzerland, he became a naturalized French citizen, adopted the nom de plume Blaise Cendrars, and lost his right arm on The Western Front in 1916. Returning to Paris, he subsequently achieved great acclaim as a poet, memoirist, and art critic. "J'ai Tué" represents Leger's first Livre D'Artiste, and the only one illustrated in the Cubist style. A bright, well-preserved example with strong colors of the exceedingly uncommon 1918 La Belle Edition first printing (cited on page 299 of Lawrence Saphire's "Fernand Leger: The Complete Graphic Work") from the standard edition of three hundred NUMBERED (118/327) copies on "papier a la forme" at the Paris presses of Francois Bernouard showing a bit of minor wear and handling along with a short closed tear to the foredge of the front cover. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 024860

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        Baracken - Holzbauten. Gottfried Hagen, Hamburg 13, Tel.: Gruppe VI 2176 - Zweigbüro Berlin, Zimmerstrasse 77, Tel.- Amt: Zentrum 6008.( Innentitel: Das Holzwohnhaus )

      Baensch, Magdeburg 1918 - 12 Seiten mit 7 montierten schwarz-weißen Illustrationen, OKarton mit montiertem Deckelbild. Auf Büttenpapier gedruckt, 4° ( 30,5 x 23 cm ). Die Abbildungen zeigen jeweils in oder um Magdeburg ausgeführte Holzbauten. Programmatische Firmenschrift. Einband gering fleckig, etwas lichtrandig, Ecken gering angeknickt, innen etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig. - äußerst selten - ( Gewicht 150 Gramm ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L`Emperunt de la Libération.

      Paris, Impre. Champenois, o. J. [um 1918]. OLithographie. ca. 80,4 x 114 cm. Vgl. Vollmer 343, Th.-B. 11, 40. - Fachmännisch restauriert, Fehlstellen am Rand ergänzt, alte Faltspuren, kl. Besitz-St. in rechter unterer Ecke. - Faivre, (1867 - 1945),studierte zwischen 1886–89 an der Ecole des B.-Arts das. unter J. B. Poncet, dann in Paris bei J. Lefebvre und Benj. Constant. Seit 1892 ist er in den Salons zu Paris und Lyon mit Figurenbildern und Porträts in Öl und Pastell vertreten. Faivre hat auch im Salon des Pastellistes in Paris ausgestellt; ferner lieferte er amüsante Karikaturen für eine Reihe Pariser illustrierter Zeitschriften, namentlich für „Le Rire“ und „Figaro“. - Hier eines seiner Plakate zum ersten Weltkrieg: Wilhelm II. unter der Last der Niederlage gebeugt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Varia, WK 1

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        Brigadier-General R.B. Bradford, V.C., M.C. And His Brothers

      London: Private Printing "This Book is for Private Circulation Only and has Been Written for Relatives and Friends." A biography of three of the four Bradford Brothers: George Nicholson Bradford, V.C., Royal Navy; James Barker Bradford, M.C., The Durham Light Infantry; and Brig.-General Roland Boys Bradford, V.C., M.C., The Durham Light Infantry. Dark blue cloth, bevelled edges, gilt titling on spine and upper board along with gilt crest of the Durham Light Infantry, photogravure frontispiece is triple fold-out portraits of the three Bradford brothers each with facsimile signatures, printed in sepia, 146 pages. Tucked into the book are two newspaper death notices, a page from the British Dominion Year Book 1918 and several pieces of correspondence pertaining to the book or the Bradford family. Cover has light edge wear, corners lightly bumped, cloth and gilt are clean and bright, upper text block edge darkened, minor foxing spots to end papers and occasionally in text, text is clean and tight. This is a handsome volume, in nice condition. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Hard Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        MESOPOTAMIAN DEMOBILIZATION ORDER No. UMPTEEN [caption title]

      Poona [India]: Loyal Press, 1918. Old fold lines; light soiling and wear. Very good. Broadside poem printed in Poona, India around the end of the First World War. The Mesopotamian campaign was fought in Iraq, primarily by British and Indian troops against the Turkish empire. The British had a vested interest in the oil of the region and were set on protecting refineries, etc. The poem specifically mentions the Battle of Kut, to that time the scene of the worst British defeat in the entire history of the British Army. The poem was clearly written by a survivor of the campaign, if not that particular battle. It is possible that the poem is also a nod to Kipling's 1917 poem, "Mesopotamia," which also commemorated the bloody fight in that region. The poem, which is headed with the line, "To be carried in the hand by every soldier on arrival in England from Mesopotamia," describes the madness and malady borne by soldiers upon return from the misery of that campaign. A section of the poem reads: "If I should do things that seem senseless to you, / You'll find there's a method in all this I do. / I'm a marvel at catching Flies Fever and Flu. / They teach it in Mesopotamia. ...And if in the strand I'm found charging a bus. / Or otherwise making a damnable fuss. / If I'm squashed or smashed up don't stand by & cuss. / A mad man from Mesopotamia. ...Take me up tenderly treat me with care. / I'm one of a crowd England sent over there. / To line in a desert for years trying to scare. / Some Turks out of Mesopotamia. ...And if when I die I'm sent for a spell / To some place where stained souls are made clean and well, / Pray to Peter in mercy to send me to Hell, / But not back to Mesopotamia." Priced "One Anna." Not located in OCLC. A scarce memento, commemorating the horror and madness of the Middle Eastern theatre of the Great War.

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        Le bulletin de Lille (2 tomes)

      Anonyme 1918 - Deux volumes in-folio (27,5 x 29 cm.) et (28,5 x 46,5), relié demi-toile, non-paginé, tome 1 : du n°1 (15 novembre 1914) au n°107 (21 novembre 1915), tome 2 : du n°108 (25 novembre 1915) au n°409 (13 octobre 1918), il manque le n°410, le n°411 du jeudi 17 octobre 1918 annonce la libération de Lille, chaque numéro comporte les actes des autorités allemandes ; frottements sur les plats, au premier tome, premier plat détaché, dos et coins abimés, mors et coiffes frottés, au second tome, 1er plat presque entièrement détaché, coiffes et bords frottés, coins usés, bords des pages effrités, en l'état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Populacoes indigenas de Angola.

      Imprensa da Universidade, Coimbra, 1918. - EA. Mit einer enormen Fülle von Fotografien im Text und auf Tafeln (ca. 250) sowie etwa 25 Tafeln, etliche davon gefaltete Farbkarten, eine davon eine große, mehrfach gefaltete Farbkarte. GLn.-Band der Zeit mit Rücken-Goldprägung. VIII, 756 S. 4°. Trotz der schlechten Papier-Qualität und dem großen Gewicht ein selten gut erhaltenes Exemplar; der eingebundene OBroschur-Einband verschmutzt und fleckig, Vorsätze und Titel leicht fleckig, etliche Seiten mit Bleistiftstrichen im unbedruckten Randbereich; ansonsten sehr sauber, vollständig und fest in der Bindung. Einige wenige Bibliothels-Stempel. Dieses frühe Großwerk über die indigene Bevölkerung Angolas ist von größter Seltenheit, vorhanden in drei Bibliotheken weltweit (KvK), keine Eintragungen im Auktionsverzeichnis (JAP). Ausgestattet mit einer Fülle früher Fotografien, teils von sehr guter Qualität, teils ziemlich bescheiden.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Vienna, 5 October 1918 - 2 pages, 4to. In violet ink, filing holes, verso of second page annotated in pencil "Egon Schieles Briefe an Papa" and with a draft of a letter in a later, unidentified hand. Printed letterhead. Schiele writes to his friend the painter Anton Kolig in Carinthia less than a mongh before his death. One of Schiele’s last letters, not published in Nebehay, who does however refer to Kolig’s reply, written on 8 October (see Nebehay, no. 1742).Schiele here expresses his appreciation of the drawing which Kolig had sent him, which he wants to reproduce and sell himself if need be. He hopes that Kolig has received his telegram regarding the exhibition of his nude at Lanyi's in Klagenfurt, and states that he is also sending a copy of his reply to Dr Schneider, which he asks Kolig to sign and return as soon as possible. His view is that they must decline Dr Schneider's request as they have too much else inprospect.He informs his friend that things are going well with the Hagenbund (a group of artists who were not part of the exclusive Secession group) and that there is talk of setting up an independent group called the Sonderbund (this plan never came to fruition because of Schiele's death). He also tells Kolig that the Wiesbaden exhibition will not be going ahead at present because of the political situation and suggests that they approach the Secession instead with some portraits.

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        THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN

      The Macaulay Company, [ca1918]., 1918. First U. S.edition thus.This edition is preceded in the U. S. by the 1911 edition published by John Lane. Red cloth in fine condition with titles stamped in black ink on the front cover and spine, in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners and a few shallow nicks to the top edge of the rear panel, one of which is mended with a small piece of cellophane tape on the verso. First appearance of Father Brown. Queen's Quorum 47 says, "The miracle-book of 1911 introduced Father Brown to an eternally grateful public. The position of Father Brown has been expressed pertinently by Barnaby Ross who wrote, 'If there is one character in detective fiction who possesses the innocence and wisdom to sit beside the immortal Holmes, it is that apotheosis of incredulity, Father Brown.' You will find in this book all the wondrous qualities of Chesterton's genius: his extraordinary cleverness of plot, his unique style, and the brilliant use of paradox both in language and in the counterplay of the supernatural and the natural. In a letter to a famous aficionado we once wrote that Father Brown is 'one of the three greatest detective characters ever invented." 1001 Midnights say, "A cornerstone volume, .... can lay claim to greatness on two counts: It introduced the priest detective whose adventures are still popular three-quarters of a century later, and it contains more classic short stories than almost any other mystery collection before or since." An important book.

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        MY ANTONIA

      1918 - [a handsome copy] With Illustrations by W. T. Benda. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Original brown cloth lettered in light orange. First Edition, first printing (with the date on the FRONT of the title leaf), first state (with the illustrations on coated paper, rather than on text paper). This was Cather's second great novel of immigrant life on the Nebraska frontier, following O PIONEERS! of 1913. It tells of a Bohemian immigrant girl's life there, and of the pioneer strength that carries her through numerous adversities. Cather took a major role in the production of this book, choosing the illustrator and negotiating with Houghton Mifflin regarding many aspects of the book (especially the advertising budget, which HMC would not increase above $300.00!). She was particularly upset when she learned that HMC had ordered the illustrations printed on coated plate paper; she insisted that they be on regular text paper (though individually inserted), so some of the 3,000 copies of the first printing are in that later state (but not this one).~This is an attractive copy, just about fine (a hint of rubbing at the corners, a very short tear in the front free endpaper). Since this was a modestly-produced wartime book, we seldom see copies approaching this condition anymore. Crane A9a.1. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (1897 - 1965). Dans les vignes. Holzschnitt von 1918. Datiert, eigenhändig bezeichnet \'dans les vignes. A monsieurs Jeanneret de Nele van de Velde\' und datiert: \'18\'. 29,5 x 24 cm. Gerahmt.

       1918 Laut Angaben des Vorbesitzers wohl dem berühmten Architekten \'Le Corbusier\' gewidmet, der mit dem Vater von Nele, Henry van de Velde bekannt war. Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965); eigentlich Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris war schweizerisch-französischer Architekt, Architekturtheoretiker, Stadtplaner, Maler, Zeichner, Bildhauer und Möbeldesigner.- Im Vordergrund drei Personen mit dem Rücken dem Betrachter zugewandt, dahinter eine Gebirgslandschaft.- Außenstege knapprandig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Illustrated Catalogue of an Important Collection of Ancient Chinese Treasures, Comprising Direct Importations and Rare Specimens from the J. Pierpont Morgan and other Famous Private Collections, Being the Property of the Japanese Connoisseur and Expert, Mr. Kano Oshima

      New York: American Art Association, 1918. Softcover. Fair: Contents secure, but back cover is missing, and front cover is chipped, torn, and detaching. Prices written next to many listings.. Beige wraps with red lettering/plain cardboard. [100] with occasional bw illustrations. Auction catalogue from the sale at The American Art Galleries, NY, on February 7, 8, and 9th, 1918. 582 works of art are included: jade, snuff bottles, blue/white porcelains, decorated vases, cinnabar and other lacquers, Sung and Ming pottery, carpets, paintings, marbles, cloisonne, and more. Each piece annotated.

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        KIAI-TSEU-YUAN HOU TCHOUAN ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA PEINTURE CHINOISE. CHIEH-TZU YUAN

      Paris 1918, Laurens. Red cloth, tall folio, very good, index. of painters, general table, glossary, 497 b. w. gravures, 28. x 40 cm. minor wear to corners, spine head/tail, clean solid. copy. RARE FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION 550 COPIES. This is a wonderful work, with superb detail coverage of the JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA NIAO PU: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. GUIDE TO PAINTING, a Chinese classic by Li Li-Ong & Wang Kai in 1679. * This work discusses and illustrates a great portion of the original with additional commentaries. Hailed as the most important Chinese book on painting ever issued, it has been a continual source of instruction for Chinese and Japanese as well as for Western artists over the centuries. This covers landscapes, flowers, flowers, birds and figures, with critical notes on the principles and technical advice on painting. * Useful analyses of the methods of drawing, for landscapes and for flower & birds. This superb work was begun in 1677 and finished in 1679. It has become a classic of Ming & Ch'ing painting, and a guide to both scholars & artists throughout China. * A major European reference on this great Chinese classic, few works in Western languages were written about this book therefore this is the one single and most copious of any resource. Issued in a huge folio size, 30 x 41 cm. over all in heavy rag paper, a monumental work ! * BIBLIOGRAPHY K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.406-410. * J. Needham, SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN CHINA: vol.3, p.596 et al for more details. * SZE, Mai-Mai: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting. With Translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting 1679-1701. Please inquire with us as we may have this in stock. * RAWSON, Jessica. ed. et al.: THE BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF CHINESE ART.: page 124. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        THE SCARECROW AND OTHER STORIES.

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company,. [1918]. original blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained gray.. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, gold stamping on. spine panel dull, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149509). First edition. A dozen stories of the weird and supernatural. Named one of the Ten Best American Books [of short stories] by Edward J. O'Brien in his Yearbook of the American Short Story for 1918. "These stories by Miss Wormser are the most interesting short story discovery of the year. They are subtle studies in unfamiliar regions of the spirit, and their vivid imaginative quality is not unlike that of Algernon Blackwood, though Miss Wormser's style is somewhat more self-conscious. I believe that this volume heralds a remarkable future." - O'Brien, The Best Short Stories of 1918, p. 362. Sadly, apart from a privately printed pamphlet (ABRAHAM GOODE, 1924), Wormser seems to have published nothing else. Bleiler (1978), p. 212. Reginald 15623. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 W-893.

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        Unnennbar Brudertum. Verse 1904-1917.

      Wolgast, `Der Kentauer` Vlg. / Hermann Kruse 1918. Gr.-8°. 36(4) S. Mit 6 signierten Originallithographien v. Joseph Eberz auf Taf. OPappbd. m. marmor. Überzugspapier u. schwarzgedr. Tit. auf mont. Deckelschild u. rauem Schnitt. An beiden Kapitalen m. Läsuren, Rü. leicht geblichen, Vorderdeckel m. Wasserflecken, im Text schönes u. sauberes Ex. WG² 8, Raabe 2, 127.5; Rodenberg S. 421. Erster Kentauer-Druck bei Radelli & Hille in Leipzig gedruckt. Nr. 23 von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Van-Gelder-Bütten abgezogen, vom Dichter im Impressum signiert und mit 6 vom Künstler signierten Steindrucken (Gesamtauflage 350 Ex.; daneben erschienen 250 Exemplare auf Strathore-Alexandra-Bütten mit nur zwei Lithographien). - Der pazifistische Publizist und Schriftsteller Kurt Hiller (1885-1972) gründete 1926 die Gruppe `Revolutionäre Pazifisten`. 1934 gelang ihm nach KZ-Aufenthalten über Prag die Flucht nach England. In vorliegendem Lyrikband, der expressionistisch gefärbte Gedichte enthält, versucht er u.a das Kriegserlebnis zu verarbeiten. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Bibliophilie, Literatur, Lyrik, Gedichte, 20. Jahrhundert, Deutschland, Illustrierte Bücher, Kunst, Originalgraphik

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        Siberia and Eastern Russia Part II - Pacific Coast to Irkutsk, Route Notes and Information SCARCE

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918. LIMITED EDITION, #361 of 2000 Copies, issued to Captain L. P. Johns, 27th Infantry. Listed as "CONFIDENTIAL / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY". 180pp, xxxvii, bound in tan cloth, with folding snap closure. Includes a mounted Russian Alphabet, long folding photographic frontis-piece, 1 folding map, 15 full page maps and routes, 88 photographic plates, 1 line drawing, and one and half pages of handwritten notes / additions. Captain L. P. Johns of the 27th Infantry and Sargeant Benjamin Sperling of the 31st, both in uniform, were on official business in Iman, Siberia, when Cossacks, backed the Japanese, raided the hotel they were in and arrested the two men. Major General William S. Grave, the Commander of American Forces in Siberia, threatened action and demanded an apology from General Rolanoft. Capt. Johns managed to escape and went by train to Spasske, Sperling still in custody of the Cossacks was flogged, then released. . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Limited Edition.

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